Jeanne’s Share

2021-01-06T14:21:18-08:00

January 2nd “The  most important things in life are the connections you make with others.” – Tom Ford In the very first days of my career in the field of recovery, I was fortunate to have connected with Doctor Tom Rusk. He saw something in me that I couldn’t see in myself at the time, [...]

Jeanne’s Share2021-01-06T14:21:18-08:00

Giving Tuesday Now

2020-05-05T13:35:47-07:00

May 5th, 2020 is Giving Tuesday Now a new global day of giving! While the traditional  Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and was formed to promote charitable giving, Giving Tuesday Now is in response to the unprecedented needs caused by COVID-19. Giving has the power to connect and unite us, whether offered in [...]

Giving Tuesday Now2020-05-05T13:35:47-07:00

DOCTOR DELIVERS THANKSGIVING TLC

2017-02-21T22:08:33-08:00

Article | By Karla Peterson Originally Published in U-T San Diego | November 11, 2014 Dr. Sean Daneshmand of Miracle Babies is taking time out from helping families with critically ill newborns to organize, prepare and serve a Thanksgiving dinner to the women of the Kiva recovery program at the McAlister Institute. As an obstetrician specializing in high-risk [...]

DOCTOR DELIVERS THANKSGIVING TLC2017-02-21T22:08:33-08:00

RECOVERY CENTER WORKS TO COMBAT TEEN DRUG ABUSE IN RAMONA

2017-02-21T22:09:35-08:00

McAlister’s North Rural Teen Recovery Center in Ramona offers free initial drug testing and help for teenagers using controlled substances. From left, psychologist Amanda Cohen, program manager Alex Serna, and treatment counselor Heather Dixon stand in a room where small groups of teens meet in the outpatient program. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard As law enforcement battles [...]

RECOVERY CENTER WORKS TO COMBAT TEEN DRUG ABUSE IN RAMONA2017-02-21T22:09:35-08:00

MCALISTER INSTITUTE TAKES ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT CENTERS FROM EL CAJON TO COUNTY-WIDE

2017-02-21T22:10:18-08:00

Online Article | By Albert H. Fulcher Originally Published in East County Californian | September 25, 2013 It began in 1977 working with a brilliant, whirlwind psychiatrist who believed that people with personal experience were more effective than his own profession. After realizing that working with the San Diego County was too much for a [...]

MCALISTER INSTITUTE TAKES ALCOHOL AND DRUG TREATMENT CENTERS FROM EL CAJON TO COUNTY-WIDE2017-02-21T22:10:18-08:00

FREE INITIAL DRUG TEST FOR TEENS NOW AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO

2017-02-21T22:10:54-08:00

San Diego, CA – The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency has funded a new service to help combat one of San Diego’s largest and most dangerous public health problems: teen drug abuse. The service, administered by three partnering agencies – McAlister Institute, Mental Health Systems, and Phoenix House – will provide a [...]

FREE INITIAL DRUG TEST FOR TEENS NOW AVAILABLE IN SAN DIEGO2017-02-21T22:10:54-08:00

RETURNING THE GIFT OF SOBRIETY

2017-02-21T22:11:25-08:00

Making a Difference Feature on Mike Franz | By Karla Peterson Originally Published in San Diego’s U-T | June 24, 2013 Like many addicts, Mike Franz remembers when he hit bottom. It was the summer of 1984, and he was a homeless junkie sleeping in the bushes next to the El Cajon courthouse. Those were [...]

RETURNING THE GIFT OF SOBRIETY2017-02-21T22:11:25-08:00
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